Jamshedpur: With winter season setting in, elaborate measures are being taken at Tata Steel Zoological Park to prevent the animals from cold wave. Officials of the park informed that winter season is a crucial period for the wild life.
An official informed that mat and hay is being laid down at the cages of the animals to prevent them from cold. Proper shelter and shield are being provided to the animals.
Tata Steel Zoological Park is also making special arrangements for keeping three newly-born Royal Bengal tiger cubs warm.
“We have decided to install blower for the Royal Bengal tiger cubs. Separate blower will take care of white tiger Kailash andAahana and Vivan,” said the official.Earlier, one blower used to be installed for the tigers. But this winter, the zoo management has taken special steps to provide separate blower for the mother and cubs
“With beginning of winter season special care of the animals is being taken. Cold wind prevalent in the morning and evening is critical for the animals so we are leaving no stone unturned to prevent them from cold,” said a senior functionary. Special care is also being taken of the food charts of the animals and their enclosures.
It may be mentioned that during the winter season zoological park is the favourite destination for the picnickers. At this period, zoo authorities take extra care to grab attention of the visitors.
The foundation stone of Tata Zoo was laid in 1990 and its gates were opened for visitors on March, 3 1994. The zoo is nestled inside the Jubilee Park and has two wetlands on either side, the Subarnarekha River in its north and JayantiSarovar in south. Both these wetlands are famous for winter migratory birds.
The zoo is spread over an area of 40 hectares with beautifully landscaped gardens interspersed with small forest patches. The prime motto of the zoo during the last two decades of its operation has been to preserve wild flora and fauna and help them propagate in captivity.